I made my daughter a Karelian dress similar to my own. This also gave me a good chance to test my new ruffler.
My national costume from Kokkola needed a new apron. This gave me a good chance to learn how to make drawn thread embroidery!
I restored an old Finnish national costume of Kokkola. In this first part I concentrate on the red wool pinafore dress.
The last part of my Karelian dress project is the heavily pleated sarafan dress made out of red printed cotton. Now the costume is finished!
My Karelian costume needed some period accessories, so I made a pocket, an apron and a linen cap. I also got some silk scarves.
I learned how to weave with a backstrap rigid heddle to make traditional belts for my Karelian folk costume.
I am learning about the dress of my ancestors and making a traditional Karelian outfit. The first layer is called a "rätsinä" shirt.
I continue making turn-of-the-century underwear using period patterns published in Finland. Now it's a time for a petticoat and a bustle.
I finally finished restoring my antique Singer 12 (or 12K) sewing machine. Reed about the history of this machine and the restorating work.
I made a practical 1915 skirt out of black wool. The pattern was an authentic historical pattern from the book "Kukin oma ompelijansa".